1. All the times she had to double as best friend/counselor/therapist/costume designer/hair stylist/coach/all-around-solver-of-every-problem-ever. I remain unconvinced that mothers aren’t actually superheroes in disguise.
2. Forgiving us when we forget to call.
3. Listening to all our moot dramas when we do recall.
4. Being the sort of person that we actually do want to become because as most of us know, it’s inevitable.
5. Possessing the amazing prowess only a mom whose babes are scorned could mama bear protects her cubs, occasionally too, but we love it, let’s be honest.
6. All these times we cried “MOOOOMMM!! ” through the house to learn where our white shirt was or what time so-and-so was getting home and all the other questions we simply couldn’t go to Dad for.
7. All the things she reluctantly purchased us at the cash register of any given store, all the clothes and things we didn’t really need (but insisted we did). Growing up and understanding the worth of a dollar really makes you rethink exactly how much mothers forfeit.
8. For all the home cooked meals or pastries we didn’t have to pay for ourselves. Equally phenomenal. Equally missed.
9. Setting up with our middle school period.
10. For giving us our siblings, whom we simultaneously once wished to market and now are best buddies with.
11. And oh yeah, for that entire “giving birth to us” thing.
12. For being our first, and at some points, just cheerleaders, who were and were proud of every little thing we do.
13. All the time she spent picking us up from clinics; bending over backwards to ensure we had fresh cleats and outfits; and so were at every game, rehearsal, and drama date we proposed.
14. Carrying her best, even if things were most difficult in the household. Moms have this amazing magic sparkle glue that keeps it all together as it might otherwise fall apart.
15. Dealing with Dad.
16. Being the boss girl of the house (as well as our lives). And for being alive proof that there truly are individuals who will frankly just do everything.
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